Rock Formations – John Ruskin – Prehistoric Shelters in the Dordogne

    a prehistoric shelter… Crazy cliff faces that I wrote about in ‘how-to-draw-rocks’ & elsewhere… click on the rock category to see them all. The above watercolour portrays a prehistoric shelter. These ancient places for me feel charged with … our beginnings as a species. What was once there & what might be there…

Realism vs.’visions’ in Palaeolithic Cave Art

‘ The Valley Spirit’ 1997 Oil 56 x 76 cm – 22 x 30 inches © The Artist. Email me for details about buying this painting The Mind in the Cave by David Lewis-Williams “ How, the, did people come to make representational images of animals and so forth out of projected mental imagery? I…

Font de Gaume, Dordogne

‘Font de Gaume’ 2004 Ink & Watercolour. double spread A5 sketchbook © The Artist. Ne jamais dire “Fontaine, je ne boirai pas de ton eau” – Périgordien Populaire Font de Gaume is probably the most famous prehistoric painted ‘grotte’ (cave) in Les Eyzies (go abit further up the Vezérè & you arrive at Lascaux).It’s geography…

‘La Fontaine Guilliérè’

Carrying on with my review of rocks, cliffs & prehistory. Sorry it’s retrospective, but part of how I use this blog is to unfuddle my thinking. Here’s some paintings that I’ve never digitally recorded. Only got a few pre-digital camera badly exposed silver halide photos as records. ‘La Fontaine Guilliérè’ 2000 oil on canvas 86…

Pen & Ink-Leonardo da Vinci-Stone Lithography – Mythological Images from Prehistory

Second Posting of Two : Marcilhac sur Célé – Pen & Ink – How to Draw Rocks, Cliffs … & Comets??? – Leonardo da Vinci – Stone Lithography – Mythological Images PART ONE OF THIS TWO-PART POSTING – How to draw rock & cliffs ‘La Vallée de Célé depuis La Croix de Renard’ 1996 Ink…

Marcilhac sur Célé – how to draw rocks & cliffs -stone lithography

First Posting of Two Posts part two, second post  – Leonardo dea Vinci’s drawings of rocks ‘Postcard from Marcilhac sur Célé’ 1996 15 x 10 cm Stone Lithography © The Artist. Edition sold out. My Personal Experience of an Artist’ s Residency In 1996, I won an artist-in-residency to make limited editions of stone lithographs…